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WIB National hosts signature events across our regional chapters during Women's History Month as well as at the annual BIO conference. Check out our archive for special events from this year and in years past!  



From June 8 through June 12, this virtual gathering of the global biotech industry provided access to key partners via BIO One-on-One Partnering, educational resources to help drive your business, and the insights you need to continue critical research and development. (More than 1,800 delegates from 1,100+ companies were active in BIO One-on-One Partnering!) Explore the entire event here

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Events that were held as part of BIO Digital: 


Monday, June 8:

WIB-National: Executive Women In Bio Breakfast Panel Discussion – Leading During a Pandemic Webinar (9:30 a.m. PDT/12:30 p.m. EDT ):

Join us virtually at BIO for a WIB-National Webinar on "Leading during the Pandemic" facilitated by Shehnaaz Suliman (EWIB co-chair) with panelists Jung ChoiNatalie Holles, and Elena Ridloff. Click here for more information


Monday, June 8:

WIB-National Virtual Plenary Fireside Chat - Empowering Entrepreneurs in 2020 with Melinda Richter, JLABS Webinar (4:30 p.m. PDT/7:30 p.m. EDT): 

Empowering Entrepreneurs in 2020: Simone Fishburn, BioCentury Editor In Chief, hosts a fireside chat with Melinda Richter, Global Head of Johnson and Johnson Innovation JLABS. Melinda Richter fosters the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies external R&D engine and supports the innovation community. Prior to joining the team at JLABS, Melinda was the founder and CEO of Prescience International and will discuss her journey as an entrepreneur and offer insight that gives early stage companies a big company advantage. Click here for more information.        


Digital RESI 3-Day Global Conference (June 8-10) :

Wednesday, June 10:

WIB-National: WIB Pitch Session at the Digital RESI Conference (9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT): 

You are invited to join WIB's Sponsored Pitch Session at Digital RESI featuring the five WIB female founder finalists! The WIB Entrepreneur Center aims to support female founders/co-founders in the life sciences with resources, mentoring and access to capital.

WIB is excited to sponsor a pitch session at Digital RESI, featuring live, 8 minute evaluations of the selected finalist companies and female co-founders or CEOs by a panel of potential funders.


Thursday, June 11:

WIB-National: Virtual Speed Networking at BIO Digital 2020 (12:00 p.m. PDT/3:00 p.m. EDT): 

Women In Bio chapters unite to offer a speed networking event that will connect you with like-minded people that are interested in fostering connections! WIB is all about engaging communities within our 13 chapter cities, but with this virtual event, we will be able to reach across the country...the world... to connect. Utilizing our Zoom platform, we have created breakout rooms that will allow three to four participants to introduce themselves and briefly share what they do. You will engage, educate, and empower each other through conversation and then move to another room to meet new people. Click here for more information. 


Friday, June 12:

WIB-National MAPS Panel Discussion: The Benefits of Executive Mentoring Cohorts w/Sanofi ELEVATE eMAPS Webinar (9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT ):

Executive mentoring cohorts accelerate leadership advancement through action learning projects, executive sponsorship, mentoring and tapping into employee and business resource groups. Learn how programs like Sanofi’s ELEVATE cohort program and Women In Bio’s eMAPS program are developing internal and industry wide pipelines of talented women executive leaders fueling the success of the life science industry. Click here for more information. 

Friday, June 12:

WIB-Southern California Chapter Panel Discussion – What Makes Southern California a Leading Hub for VC, Patents, Lab Space, Jobs and NIH Funding?  Webinar (12:00 p.m. PDT/ 3:00 p.m. EDT): 

Click here for the event recap. 


Thank you to our BIO Digital 2020 Sponsors:




Thank you to our National Sponsors:

WIB National Premier Sponsors 


WIB National Elite Sponsors 


WIB National Signature Sponsors 



WIB Champion Sponsors





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